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Harrison, Arkansas Biking, Cycling and Bicycle Trails

Harrison, AR is located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains and has endless opportunities for cycling the beautiful back roads and highways. Harrison has routes of various difficulty levels from easy, beginner routes to difficult and strenuous routes that will make the blood pump even for the most seasoned cyclist. The routes take the cyclists throughout the Ozarks, Harrison and the Buffalo River.

Harrison, Arkansas is also known for the Tour de Hills bike race held each year in April. The race kicks off the year in Arkansas and is known for its challenging professional course. The Jasper Disaster is 58 miles long and goes through beautiful mountain country and valley settings. This is for the experienced rider only because of the numerous and challenging grade changes throughout the entire route.

Many professional riders use the Tour de Hills as a training ride to start the season. For the less experienced rider, the race offers a less strenuous 26.5 mile or 14.2 mile course. Whatever your ride ability is, you will be amazed by the views and beauty throughout the entire ride.

Harrison to Russellville Bike Tour

  • 84 miles
  • Very Difficult

From Harrison, take Scenic Hwy 7 South. The road climbs at a steady 5-7% grade for about 2 miles to the scenic point at the "Grand Canyon of the Ozarks". The next 65 miles from Jasper to Russellville is generally more down than up. At the intersection of Scenic 7 and Interstate 40, you will reach Russellville, Arkansas.

Harrison to Mountain Home (please click route below)

  • Long Route: 98 miles
  • Short Route: 49 miles

Long Route
Leaving Harrison, travel Arkansas Highway 7 North to Arkansas Highway 14 East. Travel Highway 14 East for Arkansas 125. Travel Arkansas 125 on south side of Bull Shoals Lake until you reach the free ferry across Bull Shoals Lake at Peel's Ferry. Turn right and proceed into Missouri for 26 miles remaining on Highway 125. Turn right at junction US 160 and proceed East until you reach Arkansas Highway 5 South taking you into Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Short Route
Leaving Harrison on Highway 65 South, travel 5 miles to the intersection of US Highway 62. Take US Highway 62 through Yellville, Cotter, & Gassville into Mountain Home.

"Jasper Disaster"

  • 62 miles
  • Very Difficult

From Harrison, travel on Scenic 7 south 18 miles to Jasper. From Jasper, take Hwy 74 West to Boxley, turn right on Ark. 43 towards Harrison. The route is extremely steep and strenuous, but the most beautiful ride in the Ozarks!

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